Lent 2017

Image of cross made with ashesLent begins on Ash Wednesday, March 1.  At St. Stephen’s, we offer two worship times:

  • 11:30 am
  • 7:15 pm

Every Wednesday during Lent, March 8 – April 5, there are two gathering opportunities:

  • Midday: Worship at 11:30 am, followed by a Soup Lunch at 12:30 pm
  • Evening: Soup Supper at 6:30 pm, followed by Worship at 7:15 pm

These worship gatherings are designed to help us reflect more deeply on our walk of faith with God. The Season of Lent calls all Christians into a time of fasting, prayer, and helping those in need in order to help us prepare for the miracle of the Resurrection at Easter.

More on Ash Wednesday from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

Dec 18 – Blue Christmas Worship Service, 7:00 pm

St. Stephen’s will be offering a Blue Christmas Service — a time when the “blue” feelings many people experience during the holidays can be acknowledged.

This is not a joyous season for everyone.  Greetings of Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays, non-stop shopping, parties, and other traditional ways of celebrating the holidays often contrast sharply with the feelings of people for whom it’s not “the most wonderful time of the year.”  For families suffering from the recent or impending death of loved ones or in crisis due to illness or any other kind of loss, or for those who suffer from Christmas depression or other mental illness, it can be a very isolated and lonely time.

Together we will offer up our pain, sorrow, anxiety, and loneliness to the One whose birth we commemorate — our Lord Jesus Christ.